Setting Your Goals To Achieve Real Success Online

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Goal setting is essential because it allows you to focus your efforts on what you want to achieve. By setting your goals, you can measure your online business progress and make the necessary adjustments to stay on track.

Goals setting helps you focus on what you want to achieve and keeps you motivated. They act as a roadmap to your success and remind you why you started on this journey in the first place.

I took the habit of writing down my goals every morning and visualizing them. I have a crystal clear picture in my mind. I know precisely what I want.

Developing a positive mindset

A positive mindset is one of the keystone habits for success. Changing your mindset can be difficult, but it’s worth it. A positive mindset leads to better decision-making, increased productivity, and improved resilience in the face of setbacks. 

This is because they have a more optimistic outlook and believe that they can overcome any obstacle.

If you want to be more successful, it’s important to develop a positive mindset and stay positive even when things get tough.

Here is what you can do:

  • Writing goals down every day.

  • Being grateful for what you have, even when things are tough.

  • Taking care of your body — exercising and eating healthy foods.

  • Surrounding yourself with fellow entrepreneurs who will support your dreams and goals.

  • Practicing mindfulness or meditation to quiet the negative chatter in your head.

  • Journaling about your - thoughts and feelings, both good and bad.

  • Setting realistic expectations for yourself and not putting too much pressure on yourself.

  • Accepting your mistakes

  • Dwelling on negative thoughts or experiences — let them go!

  • Practicing to develop a positive mindset — being patient is essential

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Setting realistic goals

When you set goals, it’s important to make sure they are realistic.

When you set up goals that are impossible to achieve, you set yourself up for disappointment. This is not what you want, right?

Take a look at your current situation and what you realistically can achieve soon. From there, you can start setting goals that will challenge you but are still within the realm of possibility.

If you’re struggling to identify realistic goals, ask a family member or friend for help. They can give you an honest assessment of what you’re capable of and where you may need to adjust your expectations.

Setting specific and measurable goals

When setting goals, it’s important to be as specific as possible. This will make it easier to track your progress and stay on track.

For example, rather than saying “I want to have more customers”, set a goal like “I want to find 10 new customers by the end of the month.”

Or rather than saying “I want more money,” set a goal like “I want to earn $5.000 by the end of next month.”It’s important to know your numbers!

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Making a plan

Here are a few tips to help:

  • Breaking your goals down into smaller, more manageable tasks that you can achieve daily or weekly.

  • Creating a timeline for each goal ensures that you are on track to reach them within the set timeframe.

  • Making a plan of action for each task — what needs to be done and by whom?

  • Delegating your tasks where possible and ensuring that everyone on your team knows their role and what you expect of them.

  • Setting deadlines for each task.

  • Holding yourself (and your team) accountable.

  • Celebrating each accomplishment, no matter how small, will keep you motivated to continue working towards your goals.

  • Using resources such as online tools, books, and podcasts to help you stay focused and motivated when working on your business plan. Here you can access the Marketing Tools Vault I have created; it will save you a lot of time.

  • Revisit your business plan regularly so that it remains relevant.

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Taking action daily

First, you can start by creating a plan, and the second is to put that plan into action.

But what does taking action really mean?

It means doing anything that will move you closer to your goals and taking action.

You might not achieve your goal overnight, but you can take action every day to get closer to it. As you take action constantly, you will find that your goals become easier and easier to reach. So don’t wait , start taking action today!


Perseverance is an important trait you need as an entrepreneur. When you’re working towards a goal, there will be setbacks and challenges along the way.

No matter what challenges you face, it’s essential to never give up on your goal. 

Persevere through these difficult times, and don’t let anything stop you from achieving your dreams. Stay focused and driven, and build a support network.

Rewarding yourself

You have heard it before, and you will hear it again:

Rewarding yourself is key to success.


Simply because it gives you something to look forward to, you are not focussing only on the end results.

Reward your small and big accomplishments. It helps you stay motivated and excited about your goals, even when the going gets tough. Plus, it feels pretty darn good.

Now, you will never forget to give yourself a pat on the back because you deserve it!

Final Word

The essential thing is to never give up on your goals and dreams. You have to keep pushing yourself even when you feel like you can’t do it. Remember that everyone has their version of success, and there is no “right” way to achieve it. Goal setting helps you develop a success mindset and become a more successful entrepreneur.

Find what works best for you. Also, don’t forget to enjoy the journey and remember that failure is an integral part of the experience.

Thanks for reading. 

Let me know if this article was helpful for you and if you want me to write more about goal setting.

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